Python 2.6

has anyone tried the final release of Python 2.6 with blender? if so, does it work ok?

I think I’m right in saying that a release of blender is written for a particular version of Python. Hence I believe there were two different versions of Blender 2.45 which worked with python 2.4 and 2.5. You can have multiple versions of Python installed on your machine at the same time… At the moment 2.48 RC1 works with 2.5.2 only